A plethora of sights, sounds and smells to experience, your holidays in Bridgetown will immerse you firmly in the spirit of a unique destination in an awe-inspiring setting.
Renowned as the bustling capital of Barbados, Bridgetown is everything you might expect. With the area of Christ Church situated nearby, a holiday in this city offers a great base to discover the surrounding areas – with the surfer’s haven of Hastings high on the list for holidaymakers.
Sweeping bays, striking architecture and historical buildings make up the city and you’ll find one of the best things to do on your Bridgetown holidays is to stroll through this UNESCO heritage site, exploring everything it has to offer. Regular walking tours are available for keen history buffs, taking in several points of interest with an informative guide.
Bridgetown holidays are best spent visiting beaches, seeing attractions and sampling the nightlife. Within Bridgetown's corner of Barbados, you have the Barbados Garrison, Barbados Museum, Brighton Beach, National Heroes Square, Parliament Square and more sights to take in. Holidays in Bridgetown never leave you short of options.
Heritage of Bridgetown
Bridgetown holidays come with fascinating sightseeing opportunities at every turn. In 2014, Bridgetown and its Garrison Historic Area were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, solidifying their historic status for the future and recognising their charm. The building of Bridgetown was started in the 17th century by the British colonists, and continued until the 19th century – imagine the dedication!
Sunshine and Sights
The first stop on your Bridgetown Holidays should be the Barbados Museum. Housed in the former British Military Prison, it serves as an excellent place to catch up on the history of the island while the nearby St Mary’s Church boasts spectacular architecture.
For those that would rather avoid the museums, perhaps a distillery tour might be more to your taste? Take a trip to the Mount Gay Rum Distillery and learn how sugarcane is made into its final product – you can even make your own cocktail! A lunch tour will provide you with an authentic slice of island life in the form of a delicious Bajan lunch and a heady rum punch before heading back to the waterfront or perhaps nipping across to Holetown to enjoy that endless sunshine against the backdrop of its picturesque boardwalk.